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Wednesday Caps Clips: Backstrom’s Back

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • After putting pen to paper, Backstrom made the media rounds to talk about why he never, ever wants to leave DC. [Rink, Caps video (Backstrom/MacLellan press conference, NHL Now)]
  • GM Brian MacLellan also spent some one-on-one time with Mike Vogel to talk about signing his number-one center. [Caps video]
  • With this new contract, the Caps may be propping that proverbial window open for a bit longer. [The Score]
  • Of course, by signing one star, things get a bit trickier in signing two others set to become UFAs in the next two years... Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby. [NHL]
  • Indeed, for Holtby at least, this contract likely means an end to his tenure in DC. [Puck Prose]
  • Buy or sell that Claude Giroux has been a better passer over the last decade than newly inked Backstrom? [THW]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s shutout win over the ‘Canes. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • How can the Caps get the struggling power play back on track? [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Randy Holt.